John Graham “Mitch” Mitchell, the drummer who provided the back-beat of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on rock classics died of natural causes (he had been in ill health for many years due to alcohol-related problems) on November 12, 2008 at the age of 62. He died in his hotel room at The Benson in Portland, Oregon after completing an 18-city tour of the US celebrating Hendrix’s music.
Mitch played on The Jimi Hendrix Experience albums, “Are You Experienced”, “Axis: Bold As Love” and “Electric Ladyland”. Additionally, he played on Hendrix’s “The Cry of Love”, “Rainbow Bridge” and “War Heroes” as well as other artist’s albums.
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